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One dead in afternoon crash on I-65

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. –  One person died in a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on I-65, according to the Indiana State Police. Troopers were dispatched to I-65 northbound at the 257.7 mile-marker, just south of the ramp to I-80/94. Preliminary investigation by troopers on scene and crash reconstructionists shows that a Chevrolet HHR was traveling north in the right lane when the driver failed to slow in traffic and rear-ended a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The impact caused the Elantra to travel into the path of a 2017 Dodge Ram pickup. The pickup struck the Elantra on the driver’s side. The driver

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Flower Power: Transportation Department Annual Plant, Flower Fundraiser is May 10th

The Social Events Committee of the Michigan City Area Schools Transportation Department will host its 11th Annual Mother’s Day Plant and Flower Sale on Friday, May 10th. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Service Building located at 1100 S. Woodland Ave, Michigan City, IN, directly behind Joy Elementary School. Cash, credit, and debit will be accepted. This year the sale will feature a large selection of potted plants, flowers, flats, and hanging baskets grown locally by Mark’s Farm Market and Greenhouses. Gary’s Hot Dog Cart will be on site from 11

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Arrest made in U.S. 6 fatal crash

The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 48-year-old Troy L. Slack in connection with the April 22 death of Keith A. Eastwood. Eastwood was struck Monday morning by a vehicle in the 11800 west block of U.S. 6.  Following the crash, the vehicle left the scene.  Eastwood was found by a citizen who had been traveling along U.S. 6 at approximately 6:00 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division and members of the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (FACT) responded to the scene and launched a major investigation into the fatal

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Franciscan Health Michigan City’s FIT-Together program returns

News Release, Franciscan Health: Franciscan Health Michigan City’s free FIT-Together program, a family-centered approach to health and wellness, is back and open for registration. The unique, six-week fitness program is intended for households with children between the ages of 8 and 15. FIT-Together addresses the well-being of every participating family member, including children, siblings, parents and parental figures. The program explores healthy choices in activities, relationships and emotional health. Individual and family-centered physical activities and tips to maintain a healthy, active life with Trainer Ron Gaston are included along with cooking, meal prep and sessions on understanding nutritional facts with

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Purdue University Northwest to honor 834 candidates at spring commencement

News Release, Purdue University Northwest: Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will host commencement exercises on Saturday, May 4. A total of 834 candidates have completed plans of study in PNW’s academic colleges of Business; Engineering and Sciences; Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Nursing; and Technology. Honors College graduates who have completed enriched multidisciplinary academic opportunities, leadership engagement and community service will also be recognized. The candidates include 685 earning their baccalaureate degrees and 149 earning their master’s degrees. Candidates for graduation are students who completed plans of study in spring 2024. PNW’s spring commencement ceremony will take place outdoors on the

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Shipshewana On The Road Returns to Lake County Fairgrounds

Returning to Lake County Fairgrounds May 4th and 5th! Gift, Food and Craft Show is a weekend of fun where you’ll find anything and everything under the sun! Looking for something fun to do? How about a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun? For the past two decades, Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome products to their customers. You’ll find thousands of unique items that you may not find anywhere else! Come join the fun!   Location:

April 24th, 2024|Local News|


MOBILE FOOD DISTRIBUTION EVENT Today, Wednesday, April 24, from 10am-Noon at Fedders Alley in Michigan City. See flyer for details!

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Earth Day, Arbor Day & a Licensed Arborist Guide

The Michigan City Tree Board is combining Earth Day and Arbor Day this year, and will celebrate on May 4 with a free tree giveaway at the Michigan City Farmers Market from 8:30 a.m. until noon. They will host another giveaway from 1-4 p.m. the same day at the Earth Day Extravaganza at Krueger Memorial Park. In addition to the beautification of your property, trees provide many benefits, including shade, reducing your energy costs, windbreak, privacy, cleaner air, noise reduction and higher property value. Warmer spring weather marks the start of landscaping season and from time to time all trees

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

UPDATE: State Road 39 to close over Kankakee River

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Dunnet Bay Construction Company will close State Road 39 between C.R. W 1800 S and State Road 8 beginning on or after Monday, April 29. State Road 39 will be closed through early June for a bridge deck overlay project over the Kankakee River. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow State Road 8, U.S. 35 and U.S. 30. INDOT had previously announced that this project would begin in early April.

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

State Road 2 to be reduced to one lane east of I-65

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Rieth Riley Construction will reduce State Road 2 to one lane between Colorado St and Clay St on or after Monday, April 29. State Road 2 will be reduced to one lane at Pearle Creek, with traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals through early July. Crews will be conducting a bridge deck overlay preventative maintenance project. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through all work

April 24th, 2024|Local News|

Indiana Toll Road Reaffirms Commitment to Customer Data Privacy 

ITRCC ensures customer data protection amid E-ZPass toll phishing/ smishing scams. In light of recent phishing/ smishing scams targeting customers of various toll road agencies, the ITR Concession Company LLC (ITRCC), the maintainer and operator of the Indiana Toll Road, wishes to remind its customers that it does not send text messages requesting sensitive information such as passwords, payment information, or account numbers. Scammers have been using fraudulent text messages to deceive individuals into providing payment for unpaid tolls. These messages may appear to be from toll road agencies with links to pay a toll. If you receive a text message

April 23rd, 2024|Local News|

Purdue University Northwest announces wide range of summer camp programs for K-12 students

Parents looking for fun and engaging programs for their children for summer 2024 can check out more than 20 programs serving a variety of interests for K-12 students. PNW summer camps allow participants to have fun while gaining memorable hands-on experiences. Various camps’ themes and activities will include robotics, artificial intelligence, forensics, nursing, leadership, environmental sciences, psychology, sports and more. Students can explore their areas of interest, deepen their knowledge, meet peers with similar interests, engage with knowledgeable PNW faculty members, and build their skills for future education and work careers. Several PNW summer camps are made possible by Lilly

April 23rd, 2024|Local News|


UPCOMING SOLID WASTE DISTRICT/RECYCLING 7 IN 1 COLLECTION When: May 11, 2024 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Where: LaPorte County Fairgrounds 2851 W. State Rd. 2 Please be advised, there will be a limit of 25 tires accepted at this event. If you have more than 25 tires, please contact our office directly at 219-326-0014, Ext. 1.

April 23rd, 2024|Local News|

City of La Porte seeking input from residents for Community Development Block Grant

City residents are invited to share their thoughts on how federal grant dollars ought to be spent within La Porte, according to CDBG Program Manager Mary Ann Richards. The City of La Porte is set to receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant program to be used effective October 1 of this year. Historically, these funds have been used for a variety of projects targeting low- and moderate-income areas within the community. Richards said residents with ideas are encouraged to attend an upcoming public hearing to share their thoughts. “These funds have had a major impact on several

April 23rd, 2024|Local News|

MAC Children’s Art Scholarships & Art Instructor Applications Available for 2024

Children's Art Scholarships Thanks to a generous donation of $2,000 from the Rotary Club of Michigan City MAC will be able to award some children's art scholarships. The Michigan City Public Art Committee, created in 2011 by the Michigan City City Council, has established a scholarship fund to assist Michigan City children in taking art instruction. Visual art classes or individual art instruction for qualified children between 5 and 18 years of age will be funded. The maximum grant request per individual is $200. Funds will be available for instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, collage, crafts such as

April 22nd, 2024|Local News|

CAPTRUST recognized for Franciscan Health Foundation support

The Franciscan Health Foundation of Northern Indiana is thanking CAPTRUST for its recent donations totaling $4,166 in support of the Franciscan Health Michigan City Prenatal Assistance Program for vulnerable mothers with children under the age of one. The Prenatal Assistance Program, located at 301 Homer St., provides a variety of services including pregnancy education, counseling, peer support and enhanced access to public assistance programs, community services and local hospital programs. The program also runs the Diaper Pantry, which provides diapers, wipes, formula, bottles and other supplies to qualifying families in need. “One of CAPTRUST’s core values is community and with

April 22nd, 2024|Local News|


𝐔𝐒 𝟔 𝐅𝐀𝐓𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐑𝐀𝐒𝐇 𝐈𝐍𝐕𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 The #LCSO is investigating a fatality hit and run crash involving a pedestrian. At 6:03 AM this morning, deputies were dispatched to the 11000 west block of US 6 for a subject who had been struck by a vehicle. At 6:12 AM, Captain Derek Allen arrived and located the scene in the 11800 west block. A deceased adult male was found lying off the westbound lane of travel near a ditch. A citizen who had been traveling along US 6 located the subject and contacted authorities. Additional personnel, including members of the agency’s Fatal Alcohol

April 22nd, 2024|Local News|

LaPorte County Purdue Extension Salutes Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

This week the LaPorte County Purdue Extension is celebrating the volunteers that are instrumental in carrying out the mission of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Extension Service, including determining the needs of the local residents, planning and implementing programs to address these needs, securing resources, and evaluating programs in areas of 4-H, Ag & Natural Resources, Community Development, and Health and Human Sciences. Their volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during the 50th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, 2024. “We are appreciative

April 22nd, 2024|Local News|

Railroad crossings to close in Chesterton

The Town of Chesterton has announced the railroad crossing on 15th Street will close on Wednesday April 24 with the crossing on Jackson Boulevard to follow two days later. The Norfolk Southern grade-crossing on North 15th Street will be closed on Wednesday, April 24. The closure will remain in effect for approximately 10 days as crews complete the asphalting of the grade-crossing. NORTH JACKSON BLVD.: Then, on Friday, April 26, the Norfolk Southern grade-crossing on North Jackson Blvd. will also be closed. This latter closure is expected to last only a portion of the day, but as of Thursday, April

April 21st, 2024|Local News|

John Seibert named to City of Valparaiso Ethics Advisory Commission

John Seibert has been named as the City of Valparaiso’s representative to the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, announced Mayor Jon Costas. Seibert was nominated by Mayor Costas and approved by the Valparaiso City Council to sit on the commission, which brings ethics awareness and training to communities throughout Porter and Lake counties. “John Seibert has demonstrated a commitment to ethics and the highest community standards. We are grateful to have him serve in this advisory role,” said Mayor Costas. Seibert served the City of Valparaiso for more than 34 years, retiring as Parks Director in 2023. Under his leadership, the

April 20th, 2024|Local News|


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